Homelessness support and resources

The following are housing, services, legal, and food-related resources for people who are experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.


Housing resources

  • Dept of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

    http://hsh.sfgov.org/services/

    HSH offers emergency shelter resources, transitional housing programs, and housing. They also provide funds for:

    • Paying back rent to prevent eviction
    • One-time rental assistance
    • Security deposit funds to move into permanent housing

    Call the San Francisco Rental Assistance Program Information Line at (415) 557-6484 for more information.

  • 311 San Francisco

    Call 311 or 415-701-2311 (TTY 415-701-2323)

    https://sf311.org/

    311 connects residents, businesses, and visitors to general government information and services. 311 also operates the Shelter Reservation Waitlist. Call 311 if you have visited a shelter before, and to reserve a bed for 90 days.

     

     

  • 211 San Francisco

    Call 211 or 1-800-273-6222

    http://www.211bayarea.org/sanfrancisco/ 

    211 connects callers with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, childcare and more. 211 is confidential and available 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages.
     

  • Community Awareness and Treatment Services (CATS)

    1171 Mission St # 2
    415-241-1184

    http://www.catsinc.org/

    CATS has a network of seven programs that offer a continuum of care where dedicated staff give support, transportation and housing. 

  • Catholic Charities CYO

    990 Eddy St
    415-972-1200

    http://www.catholiccharitiessf.org/

    Catholic Charities CYO provides housing, counseling, senior, and family programs. Their programs serve people of all faiths; everyone is welcome.

  • Episcopal Community Services

    165 Eighth Street, 3rd Floor
    415-487-3300

    http://ecs-sf.org/

    ECS's programs include supportive housing, shelter, services for seniors and people with disabilities, and adult education and vocational training.


Homeless Services

  • 211 San Francisco

    Call 211 or 1-800-273-6222

    http://www.211bayarea.org/sanfrancisco/ 

    211 connects callers with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, childcare and more. 211 is confidential and available 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages.

  • Ask Darcel

    https://askdarcel.org/

    Ask Darcel is a peer-reviewed resource directory for people experiencing homelessness.

     

     

  • Project Homeless Connect

    1-855-588-7968

    https://www.projecthomelessconnect.org/

    Project Homeless Connect connects people experiencing homelessness to comprehensive social, medical, and other supportive services.

     

  • St. Anthony Foundation

    150 Golden Gate Avenue
    415-241-2600

    https://www.stanthonysf.org/

    St. Anthony Foundation services include free hot meals, free computer classes and one-on-one counseling, a medical clinic, a drug and alcohol treatment program for men, a free clothing program, and a social work center.


Legal Services

Homeless Advocacy Project

1-800-405-4HAP (4427) to check intake availability
125 Hyde Street

http://www.sfbar.org/jdc/legal-services/hap/index.aspx

HAP provides legal services and supporting social services to individuals and families in San Francisco who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, while prioritizing individuals who have mental health disabilities.


Food services

  • Episcopal Community Services

    165 Eighth Street, 3rd Floor
    415-487-3300

    http://ecs-sf.org/

    ECS's programs include supportive housing, shelter, services for seniors and people with disabilities, and adult education and vocational training.

  • St. Anthony Foundation

    150 Golden Gate Avenue
    415-241-2600

    https://www.stanthonysf.org/

    St. Anthony Foundation services include free hot meals, free computer classes and one-on-one counseling, a medical clinic, a drug and alcohol treatment program for men, a free clothing program, and a social work center.

  • GLIDE

    330 Ellis Street
    415-674-6000

    Daily meals 8-9am, 12-1:30pm
    Dinner served M-F 4-5:30pm

    https://www.glide.org/feedthehungry

    GLIDE's program is the only one in San Francisco to provide 3 nutritious meals a day, 364 days a year, to the city's poor, homeless and hungry.


Note: This list of resources is by no means a complete list of everything available in the City. It should be a starting point for further reference.